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Owens' Restaurant

  • 7114 S. Virginia Dare Trail (U.S. 158) Map It
  • Nags Head
  • Seafood

Known for

  • Local seafood
  • Prime beef
  • A Nags Head institution

Published 11/14/2017

Fodor's Review

Family owned since 1946, this restaurant, housed in a replica of an early-19th-century Outer Banks lifesaving station, is more like a museum: classic clapboard construction, pine paneling, and numerous maritime artifacts. Stick with fresh-off-the-boat local seafood or the prime beef. The traditional crab cakes are popular, as is filet mignon topped with lump crabmeat and asparagus with béarnaise sauce. For dessert, the 14-layer chocolate cake is a longstanding favorite.

Restaurant Information


7114 S. Virginia Dare Trail (U.S. 158), MM 16.5, Nags Head, North Carolina, 27959, USA

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Jan.–early Mar. No lunch

Published 11/14/2017


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